You know I always did wonder more on what happened to the oriignal SPIHNX once we found out that Hunter and his team took them over in the modern era so good to at least see some of them pop up here. Including the very obvious Cobra Commander parody but hey since it's not the actual character just acting stupid for the sake of a lame joke (like say a Robot Chicken sketch) It isn't a pointless nor overly stale joke. Plus it's also good to see 21/Gary/Viceroy continue moving up in the system by trying to put together his own super hero group. Which yeah didn't work but was at least a good effort though I wonder what will happen with him now that SPHINX has been disbanded. Will he stay with Doc Venture or go with OSI? Also what is with that picture of a young Monarch with a young Doctor Venture and the Monarch not remembering it? Why was he mind wiped and why did his parents have anything to do with Venture? That seems like some epic teasing that may or may not reveal the actual reasons for the Monarch/Doc rivarly. Hard to say at this point. Also nice to see a bit of how Gathers now runs OSI. I hope that comment about him starting war with the Guild means he's taking a more proactive approach to hunting villiany then what happened under Treyster's range.
And as per usual a very strong selection of jokes: 21 instantly knowing the failings of the Monarch's acid magnet, Doc thinking that Hank was trying to hook up with some girl named destiny, the SPHINX guy with all the snake pets (yeah I know the two of them had names but since I'm not that into GI Joe I didn't really remember nor honestly care too much), The Monarch not knowing how to say Galafanikis's name, 21's surprise of the super suits (I think that's a funny running gag of him having no idea about what gear someone has or how it works like in "The Tears Of A Sea Cow" from season 3), Dr. Mrs and the Monarch actually being able to fool Venture into thinking they were beaver inspectors and Venture at first thinking that meant "vagin", "I forgot I was wearing a strength suit", the SPHINX Commander somehow still thinking the Countess wasn't Hank and still having a thing for "her", and Shore Leave's annoyance at Gary. I don't know if it was any better then the last ep but it was more character driven and hey did actually bring up something I wanted to see on the show again so yeah another winner here.
Instead of just using this new signature to celebrate a thousand more post, let me list of all the great things you can expect of me on this board for 2012:
...... The same talkbacks you saw me do last year but with new episodes.
.... What are you doing still reading this? Move to the next post already! .